Marzena Bukowska is a native Pole who immigrated to USA twenty years ago to join her family, and determined to pursue an acting career. Marzena has received MFA in Performance from University of Georgia where she was also teaching acting for three years. She holds BA in Theatre from University of Illinois at Chicago. Additionally, she has been trained at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA, Royal National Theatre Studio in London, UK as well as numerous acting studios in Chicago. Marzena is Trap Door’s Company Member. She first appeared at Trap Door in People’s Annihilation or My Liver Is Senseless, directed by Tracy Letts.The role of Mrs. Wurm in that show won her an After Dark Award. She also performed in Amerikafka, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, A Couple of Polish Speaking Romanians, Blood on the Cat’s Neck . Other Chicago theatre credits include works with First Folio, A Red Orchid, Provision, Borealis, Fourth Wall Productions, Pegasus, Old World Theatre Company, Theater on The Lake, Eclipse Theatre. Marzena also performed at Moscow South-West Theatre in Russia. Most recently, she appeared in Our Town at Old World Theatre Company , TV Pilot Sugar and critically acclaimed production of La Bete at Trap Door Theatre. During the summer, Marzena trained and performed in Corporeal Mime with French/ American Theatre de ‘L’Ange at White Church Theatre Project in Wisconsin. She is currently working in the production of The Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls at Trap Door Theatre. When not acting, Marzena’s another secret passion is painting. And yes, the rumor that she can communicate with animals is true.